So I have a pretty interesting story, eh, maybe not. You be the judge.

Anyway, my cousins and I were out to eat today at a Chinese restaurant. After our meal we got our fortune cookies as usual, and I got jipped. Mine didn't have a piece of paper in it. My cousin Mike said "maybe it's because you dont beleive in that kinda stuff" They all said "yeah, you're an atheist". lol well, my cousin Tiff, who is very religious opened her's and it said Hallelujah.


Her husband opened his and it said something about realizing things when you are older. So of course they all said I was going to convert later in life. was really funny at this point, Kind of too much of a coincidence.

The last one said something about learning from someone with more experience which is a typical fortune. But I also thought it was funny because it could have "meant" that I would convert later in life if I had someone with more wisdom to guide me.

This is all a true story, I just cant remember what the other two fortunes said exactly.

what do you think? Is this some sort of crazy coincidence or what?

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Comment by Malcolm on November 27, 2010 at 4:03am
BTW, many people regard the word "gyp" (not "jip") as offensive, since it is probably derived from a stereotype of Romani (i.e., Gypsies) as thieves.
Comment by Emma Louise on November 27, 2010 at 8:27am
most certainly coincidence, especially bearing in mind 2 of those fortunes could have been interpreted just about any way, depending on what issues were concerning you in your life at that time. Its a bit like horoscopes, people read into them and trying to find an association with their own life. Also bear in mind they do repeat the messages a great deal, there probably is not a great deal of variation, a bit like xmas cracker jokes. They just keep going around.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 27, 2010 at 8:41am
Explain to them that the Bible is very strict on the use of mediums and astrology. You could highlight these verses for them. I mean if their faith is strong enough they do not need to engage with false prophecy.

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? Isaiah 8:19

So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance. He did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse. 1Chronicles 10:13-14

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, Deuteronomy 18:10-13

The conversation can then continue along these lines:

“But it’s only harmless fun it doesn’t mean anything really”

Ok but how can you be so certain?? Do you take that on faith??
You thought it important a minute ago to prophesy about my religious conversion in the future. Not for everyone but I would be able to resist.
Comment by Loop Johnny on November 27, 2010 at 12:07pm
Fortune cookies? Are you shitting me?
Comment by Jon Heim on November 27, 2010 at 1:03pm
jean, does that mean I get nothing in bed? boy that's depressing. lol
Comment by Jon Heim on November 27, 2010 at 1:04pm
that's interesting. I never knew that's were that term came from.
Comment by Kelin420 on November 28, 2010 at 6:51am
You beat me to it Jean Marie- the "In Bed" part always makes fortune cookies so much more fun and actually gives them a meaning.
Fortune cookies are as nebulous as any astrology, horoscope, prophesy, or prediction. One can say "You will experience money and travel in the future"- (in bed of course) - you can take that to mean you'll win the lottery and a nice long vacation someplace exotic OR you (travel) walk across the street and pick up a nickel.
Now a specific prediction- say one that said you are going to get laid on Dec 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM till 9:45 PM by Pamela Anderson in the back seat of a 1952 Chevy previously owned by Richard Dawkins- and it came true that would be something. But if -say you get laid by PALMela HANDerson that doesn't count as a hit and I certainly won't shake your hand to congratulate you.


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